Friday, October 28, 2011

Radio Way - Quilt Pattern

The final new pattern is Radio Way!
I also love this one.  It is fast & fun to make... since you know I like to get things done!

Here is the back of the pattern.  All the math for 4 sizes!

Quilt Details
Fabric is assorted.  More info Below.
Pattern - Radio Way
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 8/5/11
Finished on 10/17/11
Quilt measures - 50" x 70"

About the fabric.
Most of the fabrics that I used are from 2 collections.
-- Citron Grey by Michael Miller
-- Metro Living by Robert Kaufman
In addition to those I added in some black and white prints from my stash.  I have a weakness for Black & White prints and have been collecting them for some time.  I have over 50 and rarely use them, but decided this was the right project.  If you want to make Radio Way similar to what mine looks like I suggest starting with those two collections and adding in some more B&W prints from your stash or favorite quilt shop!  {If someone makes a similar kit I'll post the info for you!... hint hint to shops out there!}

Ready for the outtakes?

When my brother was here we also took Radio Way out with us in hopes of shooting the cover.  The quilt actually wasn't bound yet... but you can't really tell unless you look closely! 

...but one thing you can see is a big fold a little more than half way down!  It drove me crazy!  I'm usually good about pressing quilts before photographing them but since I grabbed this at the last minute...unbound & all I forgot!

Here I am chatting with a fellow photographer.  Brad & I drove to the peak for these photos... this woman walked/hiked up.  I did the walk/hike the next day & my legs killed me for a few days!! {But the place is so beautiful and I did enjoy the hike while I did it.}

This was probably my favorite... If it wasn't for that fold this might have been the cover.

Here is a peek at the back.

Once the binding was a few days later on I headed to the beach.

Because the quilt is mostly yellow, white & grey it just felt like it blended in with the sand.  Ok... back in the car and off to another beach... yes another one. {It is nice to live in Cali!}

Location #3....
I tried the rocks over by the water.. no luck.

Eventually I ended up taking a bunch on an old piece of wood & ended up with the cover shot you see above.  It was WAY more photos & locations than usual... but worth it!

All four new patterns will be available starting 12/1.

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! This is really beautiful quilt and all the photos so wonderful! Colours are like a sandy beach! I agree - your choice for the cover is the best!
Your new header is fantastic!
xxx Teje

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a gorgeous pattern. I like seeing all of the different shots you try out.

Gina C. said...

Great job on the photo. It really shows off the quilt pattern.

Joelle said...

It looks like the tree is wearing a bib- but quite a bib it is!.

Cindy Sharp said...

Beautiful quilt. It talks to me of a more urban setting. You should try photographing it where there are yellow taxis and grey concrete.

Congratulations on your new patterns.

Kelsey said...

Beautiful! Love it and definitely will be getting the pattern when it comes out ;)

Tammy said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. And thanks for sharing the great beach pics!!!

Sandy said...

I really like this one also! Beautiful areas for photos...lucky you.

Marlene said...

Very Nice Julie!

Let Barb Do It said...

Love the phots and the quilt. Glad to know I'm not the only one taken ten photos before I find one I love....although my photos are in no way up to yours.

VickiT said...

Such a great looking quilt and awesome places for you to go take pics too.

Judy said...

The scenery is as lovely as the quilt. I look forward to buying all four. Hurry December!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

THIS is an awesome quilt. I am going to pin it. I am going to buy the pattern and make it. Maybe over my Christmas break (am a mom of 3 AND I am in school full time myself). I like the fabrics you used.

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

I'm thoroughly enjoying seeing your new patterns! You have done an amazing job!

Have a great time at market. Someday I would love to go but in the meantime it is great to follow the news from people like you who are there.

Any chance that you are going to announce the last 2 winners from your giveaway week?

mascanlon said...

I have a pile of grays and citron stashed. Another on the list.

Carole B said...

Another winner, Julie! Ah, to be so young and so talented. (Wonder if I could get this one done before Christmas without going bonkers...)

Nancy Page said...

Great quilt, Great pattern! Perfect for a guy! Congratulations on the new pattern.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Susan said...

I love your quilt and the fabrics you used!

PJ said...

Love Radio Way!!! Where can I buy this pattern? Love, love, love!!!

Cindy said...

This is a great, fun quilt, Julie! I love it! I will be back to order on 12/1. And love the photo shoot. :o)

Jorth said...

So gorgeous - I want to make it now! Thanks for creating such a sterling pattern :)

Brenda's Arizona said...

Love this pattern and the fabric ideas that spring forth! And your photo ideas are fun. I am glad you shared them (and the hike!). Can't wait to find the pattern and collect my fabrics.

Sandy said...

I really like Radio Way; however, having said that, it is hard to pick favorites. All your patterns are creative and inspirational. After much deliberation, my other choices are Yummy and Off the Rail.

Crystal said...

Could this be done in a 90x90 queen size??

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

Just found your blog through pinterest. Gorgeous quilt!

Julie Repass said...

A novice quilter, I found the Radio Way pattern in a quilt store in February. I just completed it in crib size with orange, grey and white fabrics and loved how it came out. Browsing the site now to look for another pattern!